UT Martin Center for Sustainability provides grants for campus recycling initiatives

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Center for Sustainability will award two Campus Sustainability Grants to campus organizations looking to improve the Recycling Facility and to expand the range of accessible recycling bins on campus.

The UT Martin chapter of Psi Chi Honor Society will receive $4,000 to replace the current bins at the Recycling Facility, which will make the process of sorting recyclable materials safer and more efficient. UT Martin’s College Panhellenic Council will receive $1,500 to spend on setting up recycling bins in Sorority Village, which is the location for the university’s sorority houses.

Campus Sustainability Grants are awarded yearly to the student group with the strongest proposal for a sustainability-related project on campus. Applications for next year’s grants are due by March 1, 2023, and projects must be carried out during the 2023-2024 academic year. The application can be found at https://www.utm.edu/sustainability/grantprogram.php.

“Since our first Campus Sustainability Grants were awarded in 2019, over $19,000 have been awarded to student groups for innovative projects to improve the sustainability of our campus and its operations.  Kudos to these groups for their motivation and leadership; I look forward to seeing what great ideas are funded in the coming years,” said Dr. Eric Pelren, professor of wildlife biology and coordinator of the UT Martin Center for Sustainability.

For more information, contact Pelren at epelren@utm.edu.


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